A Listening Tour? Kim Churches, new AAUW CEO, really listened to learn what we(branch level all across the country) think about AAUW and where the organization should be going. She is preparing to led AAUW into the future with knowledge, vim, vigor, and vitality! Listening is one of the most important skills that CEOs can have to support communication throughout any organization. Kim is full of passion and energy for what we do and I anticipate an exciting future under her leadership. Shirley Stowers, AAUW LMEC Branch Member
AAUW is excited to announce that Kimberly Churches will be our chief executive officer starting June 1, 2017. Kimberly comes to AAUW from the Brookings Institution, where she strategically guided the public policy organization, providing vision and problem-solving skills, expansive partnerships and external relations, and fundraising as the managing director. Before joining Brookings, Kimberly was an associate vice chancellor at the University of Denver, a director of development at the University of North Florida, and a division director at the American Heart Association. She has extensive experience working collaboratively on education (K–12 and higher education) as well as capacity building among grassroots groups and national and international nonprofits. Churches earned her BA at Florida State University in English Education and the Certified Fund Raising Executive affiliation in 2002.